By Geoff Andrews

Iranian Abbas Kiarostami burst onto the foreign movie scene within the early Nineties and--as proven via the various significant prizes he has won--is now commonly considered as essentially the most specific and gifted modern day administrators. In 2002, with 10, Kiarostami broke new floor, solving one or electronic cameras on a car's dashboard to movie ten conversations among the driving force (Mania Akbari) and her a number of passengers. the consequences are awesome: notwithstanding officially rigorous, even austere, and documentary-like in its type, 10 succeeds either as emotionally affecting human drama and as a serious research of lifestyle in today's Tehran.
In this research, Geoff Andrew appears to be like at 10 in the context of Kiarostami's occupation, of Iranian cinema's fresh renaissance, and of foreign movie tradition. Drawing on a few distinct interviews he carried out with either Kiarostami and his lead actress, Andrew sheds gentle at the strange equipment utilized in making the movie, on its political relevance, and on its remarkably refined aesthetic.

Show description

Read Online or Download 10 (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

Similar film books

Plots and Characters: A Screenwriter on Screenwriting

Half Hollywood background, half historical past of the paintings of storytelling, this name is infused with Kaufman's wit, intelligence and love of phrases. The plots are these of vintage motion pictures from the Forties, and the characters are the bosses, bombshells and undesirable boys of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The Cinema of Cruelty: From Buñuel to Hitchcock

An awesome choice of essays from the daddy of movie criticism.
Perhaps the only most vital voice of cinema within the 20th century, André Bazin profoundly encouraged the advance of the scholarship that we all know now as movie feedback. Bazin has acutely analyzed the cinematic values of our time, extending to his overseas audiences “the influence of paintings for the certainty and discrimination of his readers. ”

The intensity and common sense of his observation has increased movie feedback to new heights. The attractiveness of André Bazin maintains to develop as his writings are released and studied via filmmakers and filmgoers alike. sometimes called the Edmund Wilson of movie, Bazin was once greater than a critic. “He made me see definite features of my paintings that i used to be unaware of,” stated Luis Buñuel. “He used to be our conscience,” wrote Jean Renoir. “He was once a philosopher in action,” echoed François Truffaut.

In The Cinema of Cruelty, François Truffaut, certainly one of France’s such a lot celebrated and flexible filmmakers, has gathered Bazin’s writings on six movie “greats”: Erich von Stroheim, Carl Dreyer, Preston Sturges, Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, and Akira Kurosawa. the result's a huge selection of movie feedback.

Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s (Revised and Expanded Edition)

The Nineteen Sixties used to be famously the last decade of intercourse, medicinal drugs and rock'n'roll. It used to be additionally a decade of revolution and counter-revolution, of the Cuban missile difficulty, of the yank intervention in Vietnam, of monetary booms and the start of consumerism (and the uprising opposed to it). It was once a decade during which the avantgarde got here out of the closet and into the road, expressing itself on album covers and posters up to in galleries.

Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

The definitive biography of 1 of America’s brightest stars
Hers used to be a quick lifestyles that also fascinates the area. Marilyn Monroe was once born in obscurity and deprivation, and rose to develop into a legend of her century, a superb actress, and a lover of the main recognized males in America—only to die younger and less than suspicious situations, abandoning a secret that is still unsolved to this present day.  Anthony Summers interviewed greater than 600 humans, laying naked the truths—sometimes humorous, usually sad—about this great, lady. the 1st to achieve entry to the documents of Monroe’s final psychiatrist, Summers makes use of the records toexplain her tangled psyche and her harmful habit to medicinal drugs. He establishes, after years of mere rumor, that President Kennedy and his brother Robert have been either in detail concerned with Monroe in life—and in masking up the situations of her loss of life.

Extra info for 10 (BFI Modern Classics)

Sample text

2004) Stray dog: Five Drifting clouds: 561 SFI MODERN CLASSICS Reflected. Hidden. Reassessed .. Photographs by Abbas Kiarostami, Photographies. Photographs. Fotografie (Editions Hazan. 1999) A 'dead moment" Mania's sister simply observed important to your work than what's intended. Something happens by chance that's close to your subject There are basically two kinds of storytelling. One's direct, very eventful, like a serial. The other's about looking at something and finding something in it for yourself.

If I didn't show Mania's face, I felt that any mother in the audience would be able to understand her; they wouldn't judge her by her appearance. I really 44 \ BFI MODERN CLASSICS don't want viewers to judge my characters, which is why sometimes I don't show them at all. 56 That said, we do see and hear the boy, and it's impossible - even with the strident voice off-screen - not to feel, watching this sequence, that he's at the very least 'difficult' If he is to be the central character, it's unlikely we'll be able to identify with him easily.

The Wind Will rry Us 149 50 I BFI MODERN CLASSICS A woman's lot? ABC Africa Wher In need of money or 52 SFI MODERN CLASSICS Is it really so terrible? Breaking the frame? Breaking the law? Breaking the illusi A Taste of Cherry 541 SFI MODERN CLASSICS Who's there? The Wind Will Carry Us What's out there in the darkness? ABC Africa What's beneath our very feet? 100n Ten (MK2 Production, 2004) Distant: Five (MK2 Productions. 2004) Stray dog: Five Drifting clouds: 561 SFI MODERN CLASSICS Reflected. Hidden.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 43 votes